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Homosexual Scholarships: Just When You’d Thought You’d Heard It All

by  Brad Harrub, Ph.D.

Most college students apply for scholarships and grants in an effort to offset the sometimes high cost associated with an undergraduate education. If scholarships and grants are not enough, then many students are forced to seek out student loans in order to attend the school of their choice. So imagine Alyn Libman’s excitement when she discovered she had been awarded a $15,000-a-year scholarship to the University of California at Berkeley. Oh, by the way, the scholarship was given from the Point Foundation—a Chicago non-profit organization that, to date, has awarded over a million dollars to college-bound homosexuals! That’s right; Libman’s scholarship was given primarily on the basis of her sexual orientation.

Associated Press writer Lisa Leff observed that Libman’s résumé “showed years of ridicule, beatings and threats, along with Libman’s decision to become a boy in the 11th grade” (2004). [Alyn was born a female and had a sex-change operation in an effort to become a male.] Libman responded to the award by saying: “It felt amazing to actually be embraced by someone who didn’t just dismiss me for being different” (as quoted in Leff, 2004). It probably will come as no surprise to learn that Libman’s future career goal is to be a civil rights lawyer. As Leff remarked in her article: “For those seeking financial aid to attend college, it doesn’t necessarily hurt to be gay or transgender. An increasing number of charities, professional groups and universities offer scholarships on the basis of sexual orientation.”

Leff reported that more than 50 such scholarships are available nationwide—“from the $1,000 scholarships that Zami, an advocacy group in Atlanta, is giving to 21 black gays this year, to the $2,000 awards the United Church of Christ [not associated with the mainstream churches of Christ—BH] distributed to gay seminarians, and the $3,000 fellowships George Washington University administers so gays can spend a semester studying politics in the nation’s capital.” So now America finds itself rewarding young people who subscribe to the sin of sodomy. Embracing sodomy is not something we should be proud of—it is wicked and evil (see 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Romans 1:26-32; Leviticus 18:22-30; Leviticus 20:13). The apostle Paul, in writing to the church at Rome, warned in regard to this practice “that those who practice such things are worthy of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them” (Romans 1:32). Rather than treating the sin of homosexuality as something that one should avoid, our society is now approving of the sin and providing rewards for those who participate in it by paying for their education. We strap the general population with student loans, while many homosexual students get a free ride—due solely to their sinful sexual preference. It is no wonder then, that the average income of homosexuals in the United States is actually higher than the national average. Many have used their “sexual orientation” as a civil rights/minority issue, and in so doing, have found ways to get ahead of the rest of the general population, financially speaking.

Tony Marco, in his research paper, Special Class Protection for Gays: A Question of Behavior and Consequences, noted three criteria that the Supreme Court established in identifying a group that is an oppressed minority:

  • There must be a history of discrimination evidenced by lack of ability to obtain economic mean income, adequate education, or cultural opportunity. This certainly does not apply to homosexuals, who have an average annual income of $55,430—over $20,000 more than the general population.
  • Protected classes should exhibit obvious, immutable, or distinguishing characteristics, like race, color, gender, etc., that define them as a discrete group. It is clear that this does not apply to the homosexual community.
  • Protected classes should clearly demonstrate political powerlessness. Again, it should be clear from the impact the homosexual agenda is having on Americans, that the homosexual community is far from politically powerless (see Howe, 1994, p. 14).

And yet we in America are now offering special college scholarships to those who commit sodomy. Isn’t this reverse discrimination? Can a heterosexual apply and, using “equal opportunity,” be awarded a scholarship based on his or her sexual preference? At what point, I wonder, will Americans realize the damage we are doing to the moral framework of our nation?

REFERENCES

Howe, Richard (1994), “Homosexuality in America: Exposing the Myths,” American Family Association, [On-line], URL: http://www.afa.net/homosexual_agenda/homosexuality.pdf.

Leff, Lisa (2004), “Gay Students Are Offered Special College Scholarships,” SFGate, [On-line], URL: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2004/09/13/national1451EDT0574.DTL&type=printable.

Marco, Tony (1991), “Special Class Protection for Gays: A Question of Behavior and Consequences,” [On-line], URL: http://www.leaderu.com/marco/special/spc-toc.html.




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